Complete Online Curriculum for New Jersey Drug Addiction Certification Now Available

July 17, 2013

NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. announces the release of the entire training curriculum required to become a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). Courses are available online, 24/7 from any computer with internet access.

East Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) July 17, 2013

According to a recent report, the number of job openings for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors in the state of New Jersey will increase 27% through 2020. Addiction treatment and prevention agencies employ thousands of people that are working to improve their clients’ lives. It’s an intense, rewarding career. While the requirements are rigorous, taking the required training just got easier.

NCADD of Middlesex County, together with MindCross Training, recently announced the availability of all 45 online training courses for addiction professionals required by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey (APCBNJ). NCADD is the only organization currently offering this training in an online format.

Each course is eligible for six hours of credit towards certification. All courses were developed by certified counseling professionals and have been approved by the APCBNJ. Courses can be taken from any computer with internet access. Students can start and stop the course, review material, and focus on specific topics as they feel necessary.

“We believe this is a tremendous opportunity for counselor training,” said Steven G. Liga, Executive Director of NCADD of Middlesex. “The job outlook for substance abuse counselors is excellent, but getting counselors the training they need has been difficult. Work and family schedules can make it hard for students to complete the 45 courses in a traditional classroom. Making these courses available online gives more individuals the chance to get the training they need to enter the field.”

“We are pleased to have partnered with NCADD on this exciting and innovative learning application,” adds Scott Hutton, Training Manager at MindCross Training. “This is a perfect example of increasing access to critical training through the use of eLearning.”

Individuals seeking CADC certification in New Jersey must to take a total of 270 course hours in five domains as part of their requirements for a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). Full requirements can be found at the State of New Jersey website or by contacting NCADD. Courses are priced at $59.99 each and enterprise pricing is also available.

About MindCross

MindCross Training is a boutique provider of innovative learning solutions for all organizations large or small. MindCross customized offerings are focused on reducing the cost of training while maximizing results. MindCross focuses on building training solutions that engages the learner and promote educational success. MindCross has been helping clients implement successful training solutions for over 10 years. Additional information can be found at http://www.mindcross.com.

About NCADD of Middlesex County

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) of Middlesex County, Inc. is a non-profit health education organization. Established in 1980, NCADD is recognized as the leading resource in Middlesex County for information, education and prevention services on alcohol and drug abuse. Services include: the Jason Surks Memorial Prevention Resource Center, information and referral help line, training, community education programs, early childhood prevention programs Footprints for Life™ and Forest Friends, advocacy for alcoholics and other drug dependent persons and their families, and public awareness campaigns. Additional information is available at http://www.ncadd-middlesex.org.

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